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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, is the gateway to a world of wonder. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STEM professionals work at the leading edge of our nation’s most advanced technological breakthroughs. STEM is our future.


Participate in STEM

DoD STEM supports a wide variety of activities including after-school programs, competitions, and internships for students and professional development and training for educators. Learn about upcoming STEM opportunities in your area or online.

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Upcoming STEM Events & Deadlines

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In honor of our new federal holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day, the Advanced Manufacturing: Jobs of the Future Webinar previously scheduled for June 18th has been postponed. A rescheduled date is forthcoming. Register here for updates.


DoD STEM partners with organizations nationwide to offer resources for students, parents, educators, mentors, and more! From math clubs to robotics competitions, the Explore section has something for everyone interested in STEM.

Find DoD STEM & STEM Partners

DoD STEM partners offer a broad range of instructional aides, activities and events to make learning STEM fun and exciting.

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Video Library

Check out videos of DoD STEM professionals as they explore scientific and technical efforts at DoD laboratories nationwide.

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STEM professionals and alumni who are making an impact through STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals & Alumni

Rachel Seevers
Rachel Seevers
Student and Researcher, Harvard University
Karrin Felton
Karrin Felton
Chemical Engineer and Program Manager, DoD SMART Scholarship for Service Program

Check Out the Latest Featured Happenings

Participants at a FIRST Robotics Competition

Register here and tune into FIRSTtv on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET to see finalists in the inaugural FIRST Virtual Global Innovation Awards present their research and inventions.

Featured Blog Post

DoD STEM Sponsors Student Innovators Through FIRST Robotics

During an exceptionally challenging 2020–2021 season that forced organizers and participants to pivot to virtual and hybrid event formats in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1,300 out of 1,600 teams sponsored by DoD STEM participated in activities and events.

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About DoD STEM

DoD STEM supports hands-on learning opportunities, teacher enrichment, scholarships, internships and fellowships to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. As the government’s largest employer of STEM professionals, the U.S. Department of Defense is committed to increasing the pipeline of candidates qualified for technical careers.

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60,000+of DoD STEM Professionals work in over 200 DoD Laboratories and Centers

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